Sandra Bullock is the mother of two adopted children, 8-year-old Louis and 5-year-old Laila.
Since adopting them, the Hollywood star has kept them both out of the searing spotlight that comes with public attention. She’s protective of her children’s privacy, and rightfully so.
Bullock, 54, recently challenged the notion that adopted children should be referred to as such, publicly asking that society and the mainstream media no longer keep up the archaic pretence.
“Let’s all just refer to these kids as “our kids.” Don’t say “my adopted child.” No one calls their kid their “IVF child” or their “oh, shit, I went to a bar and got knocked-up child.” Let just say, “our children,” Bullock said in her InStyle interview.
Sandra feels that women have a right to ask that people don’t make the distinction between children and “adopted children”, because being a mom is so much more than simply biologically bringing a baby into the world.
She wants her children to have a perfectly regular upbringing.
In 2015 she even filed a lawsuit against a publication that used images of her daughter Laila without her consent.
A mother isn’t simply the person who provides the egg and womb necessary for a baby’s development. A mother is the one who affords a child all her love, forming an unbreakable bond that transcends time itself.
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